Sharing winter

Ah, the Canadian winter. Besides the image of the Mountie and our infamous (and exaggerated) inclination towards being polite, our winters may well be what we’re most known for. And for good reason, because some of them are downright legendary. Sadly, however, many Canadians ย tend to take the beauty of the season for granted…or to ignore it altogether in favour of grumbling about the bone-chilling temperatures, the snow, the sleet, the freezing rain, the bitter wind, the…well, you get the idea.

I have to admit, as I was snowblowing my way through half the neighbourhood driveways yesterday after a lengthy storm, I wasn’t all that into admiring Mother Nature’s handiwork. Especially when that handiwork was determined to find its way down the back of my collar whenever the wind shifted. Nor was I thinking “oh, how pretty!” when I eased my aching bones upright this morning after my day of good deeds, only to discover that the wind chill had dropped our temperature to -31C (-23F). Then the sun came out, and along with it, a tiny spark of enthusiasm.

I thought about all my Twitter followers and Facebook friends who have sighed over their own lack of snow and wistfully suggested that I could send them some. (Just for the record, yesterday I would have gladly done so!) And then I collected my snowshoes, bundled up really, really well, leashed the dog, and headed for a nearby golf course that serves as a winter playground for the neighbourhood. These pictures are from my walk. They’re not quite the same as sending you snow, but they’ll have to do. I hope you enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚


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13 responses to “Sharing winter”

  1. Sullivan McPig Avatar

    Beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. lindapoitevin Avatar

      My pleasure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. miki Avatar

    thanks for sharing, the dog seems really happy ^^

    1. lindapoitevin Avatar

      He’s very happy, Miki — he’s part husky and this is definitely his kind of weather. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lyn Avatar

    And after the walk, hot chocolate and toast by the fire! Lovely pics. There’s very few things as good as blue skies and a happy dog . Thks for the share. (Oh, and congrats on getting your proofs back. Looks like you’ll have a good book to read, too.) ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. lindapoitevin Avatar

      Thank you, Lyn! I’m actually heading for a hot tub (with epsom salts!) before the fire…and yes, SINS OF THE SON is going with me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Dawn Doyle aka dawnmomoffour Avatar

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pics! We got some snow here the last few days too. I love it!
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour
    thedoyle6@rogers.com

  5. BookaholicCat Avatar

    Lovely pictures. My favorite is the one with your dog. He’s adorable, I loved how happy he looks.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. lindapoitevin Avatar

      He’s a very happy puppy indeed. Glad you liked the photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. D. D. Syrdal Avatar

    Oh, so beautiful! The second shot is my favorite. Thanks for sharing! We got a tiny dusting here last night, although the mountains are supposedly getting 3 – 5 feet over the next couple days.

    1. lindapoitevin Avatar

      Thanks! I love the second shot, too…the tree was just wide enough to block the sun for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow, 3-5 feet is a lot of snow…I’m happy to get mine a foot at a time, thanks! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Jen J. Danna (@JenJDanna) Avatar

    You guys definitely got it much worse than we did! I can still see grass under my 2cm of snow and while we got close to -20C, I don’t think we actually crossed it. Currently it’s bright and sunny and -10C.

    I love your dog and clearly he (she?) was having fun in the winter wonderland! Glad you got your snowshoeing in!

  8. lindapoitevin Avatar

    It’s actually not so bad, Dawn. I’d rather we got it than not…the rivers get way too low in the sprint without a snow pack to feed them. And yes, Charlie (a he) loves the snow. A lot! ๐Ÿ™‚

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